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September 15, 2015

More than 300,000 people seeking safety and a better life have crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe so far this year. For those who survive the dangerous crossing, the ordeal is by no means over. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is providing search and rescue assistance on the sea, as well as aid for those who make it to the other side.

August 31, 2015

On August 26, a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) rescue ship, the Bourbon Argos, completed two rescue operations, saving some 800 refugees from smugglers' boats in the Mediterranean Sea. The first boat was a large wooden fishing boat in distress with approximately 650 people on board; the second was a rubber boat first spotted by a Tunisian fishing vessel, carrying about 150 people.

July 21, 2015

MSF wants Indian Prime Minister Modi to reject any external proposal that undermines the production of affordable generic medicines in India, the "pharmacy of developing world."

May 20, 2015

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports on activities in May, 2015, in Nepal, Yemen, Chad, Haiti, Migrants in the Mediterranean, and Iran.

May 20, 2015

Women excluded from health systems, such as sex workers and drug users, are often among those most in need of treatment. They are especially vulnerable to HIV and Hepitits C. In southern Tehran, Iran, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) runs a clinic to address their needs.

October 30, 2013

In the mountainous region of Nagaland, northeast India, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working with local groups and health authorities to treat people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), a form of the disease that does not respond to the two main drugs used to treat TB. The two-year regimen for treating DR-TB is extremely arduous and can cause patients to become blind or deaf and can cause organ failure. MSF is calling for better diagnosis and treatment for DR-TB. Support the Test Me, Treat Me DR-TB Manifesto. Sign now at http://msfaccess.org/TBmanifesto/.

April 18, 2013

On April 1, 2013, a landmark ruling by India's Supreme Court ensured continued access to affordable HIV medication for the millions affected by this disease, including the 220,000 patients that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) treats with generic HIV/AIDS medication. This access has been under threat for the past seven years by pharmaceutical company Novartis, which challenged a section of India's Patents Act that prevented the practice of "evergreening," or extending the patent of an existing medicine by modifying it slightly. By extending patents, pharmaceutical companies prevent the manufacture of generic drugs. The ruling by India's Supreme Court is a victory for those fighting for access to affordable medicine—at least, for the time being.

March 22, 2012

Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis patient and TB&ME blogger Athong talks from India about the stigma he faces living with the disease. Read Athong's TB&ME blog here.

May 18, 2011

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reports on projects in Libya, Ivory Coast, and Haiti, and on its work treating and advocating for people living with HIV/AIDS.

March 30, 2011

On March 2, 2011 MSF joined 3,000 people living with HIV to protest in the streets of New Delhi, India against provisions in the European Union - India Free Trade Agreement that could threaten the supply of affordable medicines across the developing world.

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